This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Text can be read to them. It was phenomenal to see!”

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We

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How team teaching (and other innovations) can impact blended learning

eSchool News

Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. So how do schools effectively personalize learning?

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

With little to no training or preparation, they have stepped up to keep learning going. It hasn’t been easy for them to say the least. A recent eSchool News article highlighted that most teachers don’t feel fully prepared for remote learning.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Did I actually title this 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom? 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom. Click To Tweet.

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Seeing the rapid growth of testing in recent decades, many educators and parents are tired of tests taking time away from learning and want the federal government to push back on its prominence in schools.

Curriculum Gets Personal: An Interview with LearnZillion's Eric Westendorf

Edsurge

A trip to Hiroshima, Japan early in his teaching career set Eric Westendorf on a path to revolutionize curriculum. “I He saw teachers meet as a group to plan lessons that addressed students’ needs, watch each other in the classroom and then provide feedback and suggestions. Westendorf melded the lessons he learned in Japan with his Stanford MBA and years of experience teaching and leading schools. EdSurge: What prompted you to create LearnZillion?

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Basketball-style breakthroughs in teaching

The Christensen Institute

Clifford Maxwell , a research assistant at the Clayton Christensen Institute, contributed to this post. Airplanes fly farther, computer processors get faster, cell phone batteries last longer, and online-learning software becomes more engaging all because of increased understanding of how inputs and processes lead to desired outcomes. It then adapts each student’s progression through the online lessons accordingly.

DON’T MISS IT: Teachers Leading Teachers Online Conference Starts Thursday

The CoolCatTeacher

Do you want to MOTIVATE and ENGAGE students? Are you trying to get ready for school and wish someone would just give you step-by-step how-tos ? The Teachers Leading Teachers Summit will share strategies and play-by-play advice to start your classroom right from day one.

Are you really personalizing learning?

The Christensen Institute

Though the definition of personalized learning could encompass many modalities, there are innovative classroom design and support components outside of standard pedagogical approaches that are often missed. The post Are you really personalizing learning?

The Use of Technology for Reading Acquisition

Saving Socrates

This is an older post, but I recently updated the bottom to include reflections on gradpoint; the blended learning digital content provider Magen David Yeshivah High School chose this past year. There has been an ongoing debate among educators as to how students best acquire literacy. Entire sections of bookstores are devoted to books parents can buy to help practice reading with kids at home. This leap was unfathomable to me.

K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies

EdTech Magazine

K–12 Departments Work Collaboratively to Support New Pedagogies. Engaging students and personalizing instruction with technology requires IT and instructional experts to work effectively , together, outside of their traditional silos. How do you get that done?

A new approach to personalized learning reveals 3 valuable teaching insights

The Christensen Institute

Personalized learning’s rationale has strong intuitive appeal: We can all remember feeling bored, confused, frustrated, or lost in school when our classes didn’t spark our interests or address our learning needs. But an intuitive rationale doesn’t clearly translate to effective practice. So how do schools effectively personalize learning? Is it through online learning? mastery-based learning? project-based learning? exploratory learning?

Make a match: How some schools decide what education technology to buy

The Hechinger Report

School leaders and teachers struggle to find the right education technology to suit their needs. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Schools say what they need and then get to test-drive programs for free. Schools don’t know where to start.”.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

There were a few higher education professors in the discussion that gave a bit of insight into how slowly changes in curriculum often happen in higher Ed courses. Technology allows for teachers to have more small group and one on one instruction, something all teachers find value in.

Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

Bryan Alexander

People often forget this, or only pay attention to the tech. Rethinking How Institutions Work. Mid-Term Impact Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in Higher Education for the next three to five years. Redesigning Learning Spaces. Shift to Deep Learning Approaches.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Combine the two, and it can be difficult to keep up. The following infographic/cheat sheet from @goboundless outlines some of the larger scale (eLearning) or controversial (MOOC) movements, as well as those on the rise (1:1, personalized learning), and providing working definitions for each.

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

MindShift

In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms. Their guidance is no longer confined to school hours.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. Still, there is a pull to upgrade our instruction to meet the demands of the 21st century, summarized as the “Four Cs” – critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Personalized Learning: Exploring the What, Why and How

Reading By Example

In a typical teacher’s day, taking the time to learn about digital tools can be a low priority. Still, there is a pull to upgrade our instruction to meet the demands of the 21st century, summarized as the “Four Cs” – critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Strategies for Supporting ELL Students in Math

edWeb.net

elementary and middle school classrooms, learning and understanding the language of mathematics can be a challenge. Supporting ELLs requires a commitment to a shift in practices which involves the entire school and also branches out to the community. For many of the 4.5

Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

as you continue to amplify formative learning with digital technology. Do you have some formative tools to share… please let me know and I will share them in an upcoming post. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Engaged Learning.

What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?

MindShift

Many teachers have long been frustrated with static, canned curriculum that doesn’t seem connected to kids’ lives, and testing requirements that drive the learning experience. ’ Competency education refers to a break from the traditional time-based school model.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

Graphite Blog

It was great to connect with the thousands of educators who came by our booth, attended our sessions, and entertained us with their impressive karaoke skills. We were thrilled to catch up with long-time users of Common Sense resources as well as introduce our work to many more of you. Available online or as an app, learn how to use this new student-guided interactive with students. Digital Bytes: A Project-Based Approach to Digital Literacy .

Data-driven learning, not instruction, is the future of education

edWeb.net

Data-driven instruction may be the popular catchphrase in education, but in a recent edWebinar, the speakers advocated for data-driven learning. The student, they said, should be at the center of all educational efforts, especially when the goal is to improve outcomes.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Adaptive learning platforms and learning algorithms.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. The focus of that piece was technology, and how it might impact the way students learn in the coming decades.